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Let us introduce ourselves…

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The Public Discourses of Dementia Project is a research programme based in the Department of Linguistics and English Language at Lancaster University (UK). Our aim is to identify and challenge stigma around dementia by analysing the language and imagery that people and organisations use to communicate about the syndrome in public.

We are working with people with dementia, charities, healthcare professionals and representatives from the media to help raise awareness of the power of language to create, but also resist, dementia stigma.

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Interested in finding out more?

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A brief introduction to dementia, social stigma and this research project…

Project team

Meet our researchers, stakeholders and academic advisory board…

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Stay up-to-date on this project and read different perspectives on key issues…



Explore our publications, both academic and those aimed at professionals and the wider public…

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Talks and events

Look at past and upcoming events, ranging from academic conferences to public talks…

Keep in touch!

Follow our X (previously Twitter) account @pubdiscdementia and direct message (DM) us if you’d like to talk directly.

You can also contact us via email at:

Or use the form provided on our ‘Contact us‘ page…

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We hope to hear from you!